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Episode 053 “A Fox in the Magic Kingdom”

So Cryptojacking is a thing now, and while it’s a dirty move it isn’t dirty in THAT way. AT&T is testing some new high speed internet options while Google and Amazon start to work through their issues. Of course we had to talk about Disney purchasing most of Fox and the somewhat unsurprising news that the Ataribox has been delayed. Then, we end with some fun discussion about The Rock’s possible Presidential run in 2020 and a great trailer for a movie called Annihilation!

Weekly Riddle:

I am taken from a mine, and shut up in a wooden case, from which I am never released, and yet I am used by almost everybody. What am I?

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Beware of sites Cryptojacking your system

Allegations are flying over sites that are cryptojacking your system while you view their content in an effort to force you into mining for cryptocurrency on their behalf.

Forget Fiber based Internet, Powerlines may be the future

AT&T is testing a new service to provide high speed internet they claim will be faster than the current fiber internet speeds all while delivering the connection via powerlines. Possibly a huge step forward for high speed internet in rural areas.

Google and Apple Streaming Devices Are Coming Back to Amazon

Amazon made the bold decision in 2015 to stop selling some of the most popular streaming devices on the market. Coincidentally, those were the streaming devices made by Apple and Google, which compete with Amazon’s own Fire lineup. This irked many consumers, but Apple and Google both have their own storefronts to sell hardware. Amazon now says it’s bringing back the previously banned devices, but it’s reluctant to explain why.

Google experimenting with photo/video apps

From selfie boosting to making comics from your videos, these apps look pretty interesting…kind of…

Ataribox delays pre-orders due to development problems

Preorders for the Ataribox were scheduled to start today, December 14th, but it appears that plan has hit a snag. Atari sent out an email today that said it’s taking longer than expected “to create the platform and ecosystem the Atari community deserves.”  The console will be priced in the $250 to $300 range, though Atari has teased that early supporters may receive a discount.

Disney gets Fox…at least most of it

It’s official, the deal for Disney to buy Fox is official. Rumored for weeks the announcement became official on last thursday. But what might this mean for the future of our favorite heroes in the movies?!

By the way, The Simpson’s Predicted the Disney/Fox deal.

Adding to their growing list of accurate predictions, The Simpson’s has successfully predicted yet another major event, this time one that involves them directly.  

The Rock for President in 2020?

Whether it’s a publicity stunt, The Rock just having fun or potentially a serious thought, The Rock has said he’s “Seriously Considering It” when asked about the possibility of him running for President. Can you imagine “The People’s Champion” as “The People’s President” as his milliions…. AND MILLIONS of fans turn out in support.

Star Wars The Last Jedi – Mixed reviews so far.  Dave and Adam have seen it…. Shall we do a Star Wars episode in the future?

Weekly Garnish

Starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, and  Tessa Thompson this film looks to be part horror, part fantasy, part mystery but it adds up to a very interesting looking movie.

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